IN SPITE OF RAINY CONDITIONS, patients camped out overnight in the parking lot of Foster Dental Care to participate in the 4th Annual Dentistry From The Heart; a day of complimentary dentistry for adults in need.
With the help of five dentists, a periodontist and an oral surgeon, 45 community and clinical volunteers pitched in to provide over 170 free services ranging from dental cleanings, fillings or extractions to patients coming in from all over the Kansas City Metro.
Blue Springs Mayor, Carson Ross, stopped by to greet patients and visit with the doctors and team members who gave up their Saturday to provide relief to patients without financial resources to receive care.
Over the past few years, Foster Dental Care has helped many patients in need at their Dentistry From The Heart events. Prior to their event on Saturday, Foster Dental Care helped bring relief to over 335 people, providing over one hundred thousand dollars in free dental services to their community.
“This event is more needed now than ever before. A lot of people don’t have dental insurance and a lot of people that have come today don’t have the means to pay for care,” Alan Foster, DDS said about the patients he saw Saturday. ”Some people come in and they’ve been in pain for months, and in a few minutes you can get them out of pain.”